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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
+370 346 47392
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Open Air Museum of Lithuania is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe. It has the biggest quantity of exhibits (90820 exhibits). The museum presents the mode of life, works, and traditions of peasants and townspeople of all Lithuanian ethnographic areas: Dzūkija, Aukštaitija, Suvalkija, Žemaitija and Lithuania Minor. It was established in 1966, in Rumšiškės on a picturesque coast of Kaunas Lagoon. There are fragments of the villages, authentic farms, century-old buildings with flower gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens, with crosses and wooden roofed poles, technical facilities - mills, forges, a fulling-mill and oil-mill lining along 7 km circular route, meandering between forests, meadows and hills. In the centre of the museum there is a fragment of a township with its typical buildings, where pots are shaped, amber and wood works are done and weaving process of linen is presented. The painful past of Lithuanian history is reminded in the sector of Deportation and Resistance. The guided tours, educational programs, calendar feasts, folk group concerts are being organized in the museum, horseback riding club.
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L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
+370 346 47392
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The museum is an open air collection of old buildings, farmhouses, granaries, etc from five regions of Lithuania including homes of poor people and richer people from each region so you can contrast them. The park has 400 acres and is four miles around so...More

1  Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Walking through the homes and seeing the elements inside was very educational and interesting. Enjoyed the variation time period of the homes. A woman gave my family a great education of the items inside the home even thought there was a language barrier. She was...More

1  Thank XmasLNut
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a collection of houses and businesses that have been moved from various locations to create a village. It was interesting to see the difference in the homes/farms of poorer farmers and wealthy landowners and also to see the way homes were built to...More

1  Thank KarenQWI
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a huge open air museum. The distance between different villages is noticeable. A really rewarding visit would take at least a whole day. There are many interesting work shops, which produce many traditional toys by hand. The smiths or carpenters speak fairly good...More

Thank Majje76
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It's a nice museum, just be aware that expositions close at 6pm, while you can wander around the grounds until 8. It's not mentioned anywhere so we weren't able to see all. Also, don't expect good food there, ours at Karcema was very bland for...More

1  Thank Auridas F
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The best open air museum we've been to, having travelled in East Europe. Wonderful collection of old houses and recreated village. Plus crafts. A good walk of up to. 5km. Would be good to have information about each region and life for tourists.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful during week, a lot to walk about so take time. It would be great if one could rent a bike for the visit. Great place to see old Lithuanian culture from countryside. No-one speaks English, which was Great!

Thank Killi500
Reviewed 1 July 2017

It's a beautiful natural site, and convenient location just off the main road. We arrived at around 11 a.m. and there were just a few cars in the car park (2 Euros). Some cars can drive through, but this is clearly discouraged (20 Euros a...More

2  Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 30 June 2017

What a large park for this unique collection of Lithuanian houses and buildings from all areas of the country it must have been quite an undertaking to transport and rebuild them We have never seen anything like it on this scale.You will need more than...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were positive surprised by this place. You will need the whole day and good fitness for a long walk if you would like to see all houses and villages in the exhibition. Warm recommendation!

Thank Lumir B
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29 November 2015|
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Response from Openairmuseum | Property representative |
Hi! I would recommend to visit the museum in winter time - at the celebration of Shrove Tuesday on February 6, 2016. People in masks going on the spree, baking pancakes, making hotchpotch, dancing, singing and playing games... More
Debra B
15 January 2015|
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Response from clivegb | Reviewed this property |
When I was last in Lithuania I visited Trakai and there was a large craft fair there on the island where the castle is situated. I am sure a visit to such a craft fair (or the permanent shops on the lakefront) will be... More